Developer Jourdan Krauss has had prior two-story additions to the cast iron landmark at 361 Broadway approved by Manhattan Community Board 1, but neither sat right with him and they never got built. Now he thinks he's really on to something with his latest plan designed by Shigeru Ban. "This is something that I think is really spectacular. Maybe you should make a concerted effort to give us a chance on this one," Krauss is quoted in the Tribeca Trib telling the board members. CB1's Landmarks Committee—lacking its chair, co-chair, and enough members present to achieve a quorum—vote 4-0 in favor of approving the addition for recommendation to the Landmarks Preservation Commission. A full board vote on official approval will occur in June.
Shigeru Ban, who designed Chelsea's Metal Shutter Houses, also incorporated an open-environment design for 361 Broadway. Glass panels on the first level of the addition slide laterally to open the building's facade to the street—albeit seven stories up. While the addition is highly visible from the street, Krauss may still get approval from CB1, based on the goodwill he generated while renovating the rest of the building.
·Approval Sought for 'Very Visible' Addition to Tribeca Landmark [TribecaTrib]
· Shigeru Ban coverage [Curbed]
· Metal Shutter Houses coverage [Curbed]